My last blog post was on making a floral headband wreath for Midsummer day celebrated in Sweden. This post is for those who wish to go larger and make a wreath for their home.
Wreath Fresh, Foraged & Dried Floral Arrangements
It was the architect, flower loving, boyfriend of my daughter Alice, who first introduced me to Worm London, the young hip flower designers and stylists. They design flowers for weddings, supper clubs and parties. They also work as stylists for magazines, books and TV Shoots. Katie Smyth and Terri Chandler are inspired by seasonal wild, foraged materials and the meaning for flowers.
This is Katie and Terri’s introduction to making your own seasonal decorations. With natural materials and foraging having a renaissance at the moment, this book shows you how to use your finds in a most creative way. As they say in their introduction
“Nurturing that connection with the world around us and its changing seasons is important to us, and we want to encourage you to experience this too.”
The authors use the experience of their global travels where they have studied garlic garlands on the first day of May across the Greek islands, midsummer wildflower wreaths in Scandanavia and flamboyant adornments to celebrate Thanksgiving in the US, wreaths can be a warn welcome, an original gift or simply a beautiful addition to your home.
Most of the projects in the book are relatively straightforward to make. The materials and methods of making are accessible and it looks very different from traditional formal floristry.
The book is divided into four main sections, Fresh, foraged, dried and festive wreaths. Their is an introduction and basics on tools materials and making basic shapes. The book finishes with a glossary, suppliers list and index. The midsummer wreath is glorious and I particularly like the mobile made from honesty the enormous Christmas wreath and the kitchen herb bundles. I really enjoyed this book, particularly the lovely photos by Kristin Perers and very much look forward to making some wreaths.